I'm really hoping that they do it within the next year or so. This
feature is necessary to bring the game up to parity with Elite II, and
there is a lot more planned than simple touchdowns I believe.
While I agree that it's getting boring hearing about the Xbox and so
forth, I really hope they take the proper amount of time to do the
planetside / 3D "shooter" part of the game properly.
Then maybe move on and get more ships in an instance? I feel the
current limit is a bit small.